Ingham Pond, Old Saybrook


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Ingham Pond

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Transect Data (232 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data


   Ingham Pond is largely surrounded by woods, although I-95 passes only about 50 m to its south. There are no homes on the 14.3-acre pond, although a small private beach exists at the west end of the south shore.

   Plants were only found in shallow water near the shore during our July 2005 survey.  Brasenia schreberi was the most abundant species, occurring on all sides of the lake.  Nymphaea odorata also was found on all sides of Ingham Pond.   Eleocharis sp., Isoëtes engelmannii and Potamogeton gramineus were found on the south, east and west sides of the lake, while Potamogeton pulcher was found on the north, east and west sides.  Utricularia purpurea was found on the south, west and north sides of the lake, while Pontederia cordata was only found on the south and west sides and Potamogeton bicupulatus was only found on the south and east sides.  Elatine minima and Utricularia gibba were only found on the west side of Ingham Pond, and Najas flexilis and Potamogeton epihydrus were only found on the east side of the pond.


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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Ingham Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Brasenia schreberi

Elatine minima

Eleocharis sp.

Isoëtes engelmannii

Najas flexilis

Nymphaea odorata

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton gramineus

Potamogeton pulcher

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia purpurea

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